Tuesday, May 28, 2013
2012 Goodwin Champions
A week ago, I showed you some 2009 Goodwin Champions. My how things have changed. I picked up a blaster, some hobby packs, and some retail packs of the 2012 version.
2012 GC is a very bipolar set. Several of the base cards are fantastic...and much better than the 2009 version:
Those cards are brilliant in many ways. Unfortunately, though, 2012 also brought along some horrible cards, channeling the 2011 GC set:
Again, there are short prints:
There are also SSPs:
The Geronimo card is pretty cool. I've been around tennis almost my entire life, and I've never heard of Malcolm Whitman. Wikipedia tells me he committed suicide by jumping off an apartment building. Now I know.
We interrupt this Goodwin Champions broadcast to bring you these completely unrelated inserts. Wait, you mean these are in GC, too? What? But the card stock, design, and concept aren't similar in the least! There's no connection whatsoever! Oh well.
Minis. The Sorenstam mini is really disappointing after seeing the base card.
Backs. Wonderful. Is this over yet?